Watch our Opioid Crisis Update
The opioid epidemic has not disappeared during the Covid-19 pandemic. In the spring, local experts provided information about about treatment and recovery services that are still available in Berks County.
Find Support Online
Don't lose your support network due to social distancing!
Many Berks County recovery support groups are finding ways to meet online. The Council on Chemical Abuse has compiled a list of local groups hosting virtual meetings.
The Opioid Crisis & COVID-19
The opioid crisis and COVID-19 are the two great epidemics of our generation, according to this Harvard Health Blog post, which underscores the urgent need to address substance use disorder, and the challenges of doing so at this time.
Support for Parents & Families
COVID-19 poses unique concerns for parents and caregivers of those struggling with addiction or substance use. The Partnership for Drug-Free Kids has put together a list of resources, tips and online support to help guide families on everything from prevention to treatment during these difficult times.
Tips for coping with stress
The outbreak of the coronavirus is stressful for many people, creating fear, anxiety and worries about the future. For those in recovery, it's especially important to take care of your mental and emotional well-being. The CDC has tips for coping with stress.
Treatment is still available
Many Berks County drug and alcohol treatment providers are still offering services.
Get a list of local providers who are continuing residential, outpatient and emergency services.
Free Narcan Kits
Narcan saves lives by reversing an overdose caused by an opioid.
While many businesses are closed due to COVID-19, Narcan is still available. If you are in immediate need of Narcan, click the link below to find out how you can get a FREE Narcan kit.
State & National Resources
The PA Dept. of Drug & Alcohol Programs has put together a list of online resources, podcasts, and more aimed at helping individuals with substance use disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak.